Hotstar US has NO intentions whatsoever of honoring the $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer!
That they have a dedicated option (press 2) on their Voice Response System just for those calling about the Amazon Gift Card offer is a dead giveaway.
So, this is how their scam works.
They will claim that you subscribed using a PROMO CODE that did NOT include the Gift Card! As far as they are concerned matter closed.
So, you are screwed.
Very dishonest, disreputable company.
They are helping propagate the stereotype (à la Simpsons Appu) that Indians are dishonest. That is why I go out of my way to point out to folks that I am NOT Indian (that all 3 million of the Hindu gods (most of whom are also duplicitous in their own cute ways)).
From what I can see Hotstar US has NO US presence. I was going to file a claim with the ‘Better Business Bureau’. But, you can’t. They are NOT in the US. This was probably another reason that they opted for this scam. It is a STRAIGHT online scam.
Simply put they are nothing but thieving bastards. Stay away from them. Don’t let them scam YOU.
Search ‘cricket’ & ‘Sling’.